Paks, Hungary orders 10 electric Solaris buses

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The city of Paks, located in the central part of Hungary, has ordered 10 zero-emission electric buses from Solaris: six Solaris Urbino 12 electric vehicles and four 8.9-meter electric buses with five stationary chargers.

European Commission opens investigation into proposed public support for Samsung SDI battery plant in Hungary

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The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether Hungary's plans to grant €108 million of public support to Samsung SDI for investing in the expansion of its battery cell production facility in Göd (Hungary) is in line with EU rules on regional State aid. In 2018, Hungary notified the Commission of its plans to grant €108 million of public support for the project.

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Audi building 160,000 m2 photovoltaic system for Gy?r, Hungary plant

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Together with E.ON, Audi is building a solar energy park on the roofs of the two logistics centers of its plant in Gy?r r covering about 160,000 square meters. This will create Europe’s largest photovoltaic system installed on a building at the Audi Hungaria plant in Gy?r.

Samsung SDI building Li-ion battery plant in Hungary; global triangular production structure

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Samsung SDI has decided to use Hungary as its Li-ion battery production base in Europe. The new facility in Hungary will enable Samsung SDI to establish a global triangular production structure along with existing plants in Ulsan, Korea and Xian, China.

UQM Technologies powers first all-electric mini bus in Hungary

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in Hungary. UQM Technologies Inc. continues to broaden its global customer base, with a UQM PowerPhase electric motor and controller systems being used to power an all-electric mini bus built by Inter Tan-ker Ltd. This is the first all-electric mini bus to be approved for use by the Hungarian National Transport Authority. The Inter Tan-ker mini bus, equipped with the PowerPhase HD Select 150 drive system, has a reported range of nearly 300 kilometers (185 miles).

GS Yuasa to set up SLI lithium-ion battery plant in Hungary

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GS Yuasa Corporation will establish a manufacturing subsidiary company, GS Yuasa Hungary Ltd. in Hungary and build a new plant for lithium-ion batteries. Lithium-ion batteries will be assembled in a new plant with lithium-ion cells made in Japan. These batteries will be used for SLI (Starting, Lighting, and Ignition) applications which are expected to be expanded in the European market. GS Yuasa will also consider manufacturing lithium-ion cells in this plant in future.

Samsung SDI completes EV battery plant construction in Hungary; global production tripod

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Samsung SDI has completed construction of its electric vehicle (EV) battery plant in Hungary. Through construction of the Hungary plant, Samsung SDI sets up a global electric vehicle batteries production tripod with plants in Ulsan, South Korea and Xian, China. State-of-the-art technology of Samsung SDI will be applied to batteries to be made in this plant in Hungary.

Audi building geothermal plant for factory in Gy?r, Hungary; 60% of total heat requirements

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Audi is building a geothermal plant in Pér, close to the Audi Hungaria factory in Gy?r. After going into operation in just over a year, it will supply the company with at least 82,000 megawatt hours of geothermal energy per year and will cover about 60% of total heat requirements. For the project, Audi Hungaria Motor Kft. signed a long-term contract on the supply of heat energy with the Hungarian company “DDEnergy.”

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Hyundai Motorsport begins testing with Veloster N ETCR electric racer

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The days in Hungary were only the start of an extensive testing program for the coming months. Hyundai Motorsport has completed the first on-track running with the new Veloster N ETCR, the company’s first electric race car project.

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Samsung Hungarian battery plant to open in 2018, perhaps for BMW electric cars?

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One of the major players is Korean firm Samsung SDI, which is reportedly planning to open a new battery plant in Hungary. Anticipated increases in electric-car production in 2018 and later now have battery suppliers scrambling to add manufacturing capacity. However, it is unclear which electric cars the new plant's lithium-ion cells are intended. Europe Manufacturing Batteries plug-in cars Samsung

Audi trials new digital sealing process at Gy?r paint shop

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r, Hungary, Audi is testing a new method of body sealing. At its paint shop in Gy?r, Before a car is given its paint finish, a paste-like sealing material is applied to areas such as the weld seams. This improves vehicle acoustics, guards against corrosion and seals off the interior.

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Audi Brussels to produce exclusively e-tron quattro SUV, battery packs; A1 production moving to Spain

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The Audi Q3, currently produced in Spain, will be built in Győr (Hungary) in the future. The site in Hungary already produces four Audi models: the Audi A3 Sedan, the Audi A3 Cabriolet, the Audi TT and the Audi TT Roadster.

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Nissan has more than 550 electric taxis on European roads

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Hungary. based in Budapest, has purchased 65 Nissan LEAFs in a bid to become Hungary’s largest zero-emission fleet. With more than 550 electric taxis on European roads, Nissan is now Europe’s best-selling manufacturer of 100% electric taxis. During 2015, more than 100 electric vehicles were delivered to taxi companies across Europe.

Valeo, Siemens JV for high-voltage electric powertrains starts operation: Valeo Siemens eAutomotive GmbH

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The joint company will include R&D centers in France (Cergy-Pontoise); Germany (Erlangen, Bad Neustadt); Norway (Drammen); and China (Shanghai) as well as plants in Germany (Erlangen, Bad Neustadt); Hungary (Veszprem); Poland (Czechowice); and China (Changzhou, Shenzen and Tianjin). The Valeo and Siemens joint venture dedicated to high-voltage powertrains ( earlier post ) has begun operation.

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Study finds significant proportion of childhood asthma cases may be attributable to air pollution

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The 18 European countries covered in the study are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

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IONITY partners with Shell, OMV, Tank & Rast and Circle K on sites for high-power charging network; 18 countries, >200 sites

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By joining forces with Shell, IONITY will be able to install its fast charging infrastructure at sites throughout ten European countries: Belgium, France, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Hungary. IONITY is working with the Austrian company OMV on the roll-out of a fast charging infrastructure in Austria, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Hungary.

FISKER AUTOMOTIVE PARTNERS WITH MAJOR EUROPEAN AUTO RETAIL GROUP

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Today, Fisker Automotive announces that they have selected the Emil Frey Group as a distributor in Europe, with locations in Switzerland, Germany, France, the Czech Republic , Hungary and Poland. Fisker Automotive continues to attract an impressive list of auto dealers in North America and Europe. Tesla Motors currently has three

Samsung SDI showcases range of new EV battery tech at Frankfurt

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Samsung SDI constructed an EV battery plant in Hungary in May, completing its worldwide production tripod with plants in Ulsan, South Korea and Xian, China. Samsung SDI is showcasing a range of battery technology for EVs at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The multifunctional battery pack allows users to change the number of modules as they want as if they place books on a shelf. For example, if 20 modules are installed in a premium car, it can go 600 to 700 kilometers.

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Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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Hungary. sales of hybrid SUVs and other fuel efficient vehicles will prove interesting to watch this year, especially if fuel prices remain relatively low. Expert predictions about where oil and gas prices are headed vary widely.

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Report: Suzuki broadening ties with Fiat with 1.6L diesel engine deal

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Suzuki plans to use the engines in the SX4, which the two jointly developed, at its assembly plant in Hungary. The Nikkei reports that Suzuki Motor Corp. is broadening its alliance with Fiat SpA, which will supply Suzuki with 1.6-liter diesel engines. The Italian automaker will supply an annual supply of 20,000 to 30,000 of the European-built engines. Fiat’s new diesel engine complies with the latest environmental regulations and also cuts manufacturing costs.

Audi begins construction of first North American plant

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r (Hungary); Bratislava (Slovakia); Changchun (China); Aurangabad (India); Martorell (Spain); and Jakarta (Indonesia). Audi has begun construction on a more than €900-million plant, comprising a press shop, body shop and assembly line in San José Chiapa, Mexico—the company’s first plant in North America. Starting in mid-2016, the plant will produce the successor generation of the successful Audi Q5 SUV.

2013 92

V4 countries form G4 Centre of Excellence for joint R&D in Generation-4 nuclear reactors

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Husinec, Czech Republic; MTA EK, Budapest, Hungary; NCBJ, ?wierk, The V4 is an alliance of four Central European states—Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. The nuclear research institutes of the Visegrád Group countries (V4) (ÚJV ?ež ež a.s., wierk, Poland; and VUJE, a.s., Trnava, Slovakia) agreed to establish the V4G4 Centre of Excellence for performing joint research, development and innovation in the field of Generation-4 (G4) nuclear reactors.

Waze adds speed limits feature, planned drives

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Waze is rolling out the new feature first in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Czech Republic, El Salvador, France, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad, Tobago and Uruguay. Waze, the popular “connected driver” app that combines navigation with driver contributions on traffic, accidents and other road data, is adding a speed limit feature that will automatically notify drivers when they are exceeding the speed limit.

EEA report finds more action needed to protect Europe’s most vulnerable citizens from air pollution, noise and extreme temperatures

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Opel introducing new 1.6L diesel engine family; fuel consumption reduced by up to 10%, Euro 6 compliant

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CDTI ECOTEC will be manufactured at the same “flex plant” as the new 1.6-liter gasoline engine, in Szentgotthard in Hungary. The 1.6-liter CDTI Ecotec diesels will replace existing 1.7-liter engines and certain lower powered versions of the 2.0-liter range. Click to enlarge.

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EEA: average CO2 emissions from new cars and new vans in Europe increased in 2018

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Higher sales in Poland (+46%), Croatia (+28%) and Hungary (+21%) were accompanied by lower sales in Italy (-6%) and Spain (-5%). According to provisional data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA), the average CO 2 emissions from new passenger cars registered in the European Union (EU) in 2018 increased for the second consecutive year, reaching 120.4 grams of CO 2 per kilometer. For the first time, the average CO 2 emissions from new vans also increased.

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Samsung SDI shows high-energy density fast-charging cell for EVs; production targeted for 2021

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Samsung SDI initiated the construction of an automotive battery factory located in Hungary in August of last year, forming a triangular global operation: Korea, China and Europe. At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Samsung SDI introduced a next-generation high-energy density battery cell that could lead to EV driving ranges of up to 600 km (373 miles) and that can fast charge in 20 minutes. The mass production of this product is slated for 2021.

2017 60

Audi newly to begin production in Brazil in 2015; $200M investment in Curitiba

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To achieve that target, the company is making large investments at its large production sites in Germany and Hungary and is significantly expanding its production network outside Europe. Beginning in 2105, Audi AG will produce the new Audi Q3 and the new A3 Sedan on the premises of Volkswagen’s Curitiba plant in São José dos Pinhais, Brazil. Audi had earlier produced in Curitiba between 1999 and 2006 (the A3), but the project at that time did not prove profitable for the company.

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Audi Hungaria starts series production of electric motors

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r, Hungary plant. Series production of electric motors officially started in Audi’s Gy?r, The electric motors are produced on floor space of 8,500 square meters using an innovative modular assembly production concept.

2018 78

European car market logs best year for alternative fueled vehicles, lowest diesel share since 2001

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Poland, Slovakia, Luxembourg and Lithuania all posted record levels of volume, while it was the best year since 2007 for Spain and Estonia, and the best year since 2008 for Romania, Hungary, Croatia and Latvia. The European car market remained stable during 2018, as 15.6

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Euro car market has best H1 of century; diesels down 17%; AFVs up 31% for 5.4% of total; SUVs booming

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But it was the positive economic situation across the continent that boosted results, JATO said, as midsize markets such as the Netherlands, Poland and Sweden all posted increases, and smaller markets like Hungary, Greece, Romania, Croatia and Lithuania similarly posted significant increases.

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Mercedes-Benz to invest ~€500M to produce electric compact EQ model at Hambach plant

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The production network of the new generation of compact cars includes the plant in Kecskemét, Hungary, the BBAC production site in Beijing, the COMPAS plant in Aguascalientes (Mexico) as well as the Finnish manufacturing service provider Valmet Automotive. Mercedes-Benz Cars is expanding its production capacities for electric cars in Europe.

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Ford Focus 1.0L EcoBoost model accounts for 23.3% of Focus orders in April in Europe

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The Euro 19 markets are: Austria, Belgium, Britain, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Across Europe, more than 4,700 customers ordered a Focus 1.0-liter EcoBoost in April, accounting for 23.3% of the Ford Focus models in Europe’s major 19 markets.

DAF trucks showcases electric and hybrid trucks at IAA CV

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DAF Trucks is the heavy duty market leader in The Netherlands, Hungary, United Kingdom, Poland, Belgium, Romania, the Czech Republic and Bulgaria, and is Europe’s market leader in the tractor segment.

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Toray to enter large tow carbon fiber business via $584M acquisition of Zoltec; wind and automotive markets

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Zoltek entered into large tow carbon fiber business in 1988, and acquired textile acrylic fiber plants in Hungary and Mexico in 1996 and 2007 respectively, and has been promoting development of large tow carbon fiber application and demand. Toray Industries, Inc. is acquiring Zoltek Companies, Inc. for approximately $584 million ($16.75 per share).

Teijin Frontier to acquire J.H. Ziegler; addressing EV demand

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The company operates five facilities globally, including three in Germany and one each in Hungary and China, and employs approximately 400 staff. Teijin Frontier Co., the Teijin Group’s fiber and products converting company, agreed to acquire J.H. Ziegler GmbH (Ziegler), a leading supplier of automotive interior materials in Germany, at a cost of approximately €125 million (US$146 million). Ziegler will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Teijin Frontier.

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European countries struggle to meet emission limits due to emissions from agriculture and transport

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On the basis of unadjusted emission totals, the following 11 Member States reported exceedances of their NEC Directive national ceilings for one or more pollutants in 2015: Austria; Belgium; Denmark; Finland; France; Germany; Hungary; Ireland; Luxembourg; Spain; and Sweden. In 2015, six Member States (Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg and Portugal) did not attain their NMVOCs ceilings.

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Daimler contracts with Valmet to increase production of new A-Class

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The new Mercedes-Benz compacts are produced in a network of the Mercedes-Benz plants in Rastatt, Germany, and Kecskemét, Hungary. Daimler has signed an agreement with the Finnish Supplier Valmet Automotive for the production of more than 100,000 units of the new A-Class ( earlier post ) for Daimler from 2013 through 2016. Our new compacts are so popular with our customers that the Rastatt and Kecskemét plants are completely utilized.

2012 78

Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program accepting application for 2017 awards

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Protecting highly important floodplain habitats in Hungary within the Tisza Floodplain. WWF Hungary. Toyota Motor Corporation has begun accepting applications today for this year’s Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program , which is designed to support environmental revitalization and conservation activities aimed at sustainable development both in Japan and overseas.

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New Daimler compact car plant begins production at BBAC in China

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million square meters, the Beijing-compact car site complements the current Mercedes-Benz’ compact model plants in Rastatt (Germany) and Kecskemet (Hungary) as well as the Valmet Automotive plant in Finland. Mercedes-Benz’ new compact car plant in China, housed at the company’s local production joint venture Beijing Benz Automotive Corporation (BBAC), has begun production with the German car maker’s first locally build compact car: the GLA.

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UN: world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 and could peak at nearly 11 billion around 2100

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Belarus, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation, Serbia and Ukraine will experience a net inflow of migrants over the decade, helping to offset population losses caused by an excess of deaths over births. The world’s population is expected to increase by 2 billion persons in the next 30 years, from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in 2050, according to a new United Nations report.

2019 78

New Car Registrations in Europe Down 18.3% in February

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Other major markets were down with 7.7% (Czech Republic), 46.4% (Hungary) and 66.5% (Romania). Looking at the cumulative figures from January to February, Poland ranked first in absolute numbers with 56,841 new cars registered (+0.7%), followed by Romania (-58.8%), the Czech Republic (- 10.0% ) and Hungary (-31.4%). In February, 968,159 new passenger cars were registered in Europe (the EU27 + EFTA), 18.3%